Stephen Willats

Contemporary Programme

The Value of Freedom, December 2018

The Value of Freedom

Conflict of Identities 1979 - Panel 1

18th September 2018 - 10th Feb 2019 
Curated by Gabrielle Berlin and Dünser Severin
Belvedere 21
Museum of Contemporary Art
Arsenalstrasse 1
1030 Vienna

Exchanges, December 2018


In Relationship To Another, 2004

24 March 2018 - April 2019
The Whitworth
Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6ER

Fashioned From Nature, December 2018

Fashioned From Nature

Variable Sheets, 1965

To 27th January 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum

Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice, December 2018

Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice

Stephen Willats interview by Sarah Hamerman, in Avant:



Wall Print, December 2018

Wall Print

1980 Wall Print

27cm wide x 30cm high.
Media:- Letterpress block on cloth paper with Letraline applied by hand.
Edition of 150 prints.
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At the end of the 1970’s Stephen Willats was working in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin when he noticed the drawings made by children on the walls of the tower block in which they lived. The drawings were territorial, in that the children of each housing block made the drawings at the base of their own block, depicting a life which seemed to be in stark contrast to the modernist reality of their surroundings.
The Berlin Wall ran past the end of these housing blocks and Willats noticed that one of the children had drawn a small house on one of the walls.  It struck him that the drawing represented an archetypal family house with smoke coming out of the chimney as opposed to the reality of their tower block apartment, and he subsequently photographed the position of the drawing as seen through the concrete columns beneath the housing block where he was working and then he took another photograph closer up.   In Wall Print, the black line made by Stephen Willats connects the children's dream with the actual reality.

Night Portraits Limited Edition, December 2018

Night Portraits Limited Edition

Night Portraits, 1983

A limited edition of 24 images specially made for the exhibition: Inside the Night at Galerie Balice Hertling Paris and available from the Galerie
Galerie Balice Hertling
47 Rue Ramponeau
75020 Paris
Tel: +33(0)1 40 334726

Control Magazine Issue 20, December 2018

Control Magazine Issue 20

New issue of Control Magazine edited by Stephen Willats.
Contributors:  Eliana Otta, Bedfellows, Francisco Camacho Herrera, Radio Anti, Merlin Carpenter, Stephen Willats, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst
£15 + £3 postage
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Publications by Stephen Willats, December 2018

Several publications by Stephen Willats are available for purchase from the Control Magazine website.
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and at the ICA Bookshop, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.  Tel: 020 7930 0493


Control Magazine, December 2018

Stephen Willats has been editing Control Magazine since 1965 - see the Control Magazine website:
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